New CD

My new CD “Old Is The New New” will be out on December 1st. It’s a 5 track EP that includes the song I recorded on wax cylinder recently, two live recordings and two studio recordings.
Old Is The New New CD Sleeve








It also has a fab cover photo by J.J. Beardsley.

It will be on sale online and at gigs for £4 (+£1 p&p for online orders), and in due course will pop up on iTunes, too.
If you want to get hold of a copy ahead of the Dec 1st release date, join my emailing list and you’ll get a chance to get your copy early, AND you’ll get free postage in the UK (and cheaper postage overseas).

If you are an established radio station playing blues and jazz and would like a copy to play on air, please get in touch!

Omega Uke Express

On Sunday 9th November, Omega music have arranged for a steam train to run from Pickering to Whitby and back, full of happy ukulele players and singing and strumming! When they get back, there’s a concert in Pickering featuring me, The Anything Goes Orchestra, Ooty and the Cloud and Zahra Lowzley.Omega Uke Express

The Trades Club with Del Rey and Adam Franklin

What a fantastic night. Seeing Del and Adam play up close in the intimate atmosphere of the Trades Club was wonderful, and being asked to play the support for them was more than a bit special for this big Del Rey fan! Thanks to Mary at GNUF for making it happen.

Adam Franklin, Del Rey, and yours truly.
Adam Franklin, Del Rey, and yours truly.







Here’s a video of one of the songs I played…

Can’t see the video? Click here to watch on YouTube.

Opening for Del Rey at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

On Monday 27th October I’ll really pleased to say I’ll be supporting top US fingerstyle guitar and uke player Del Rey. Del is a musical hero of mine, to to say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement!
You can get tickets here-
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Del will be joined on stage by Adam Franklin, here’s a little taster of them together.


Double-header gig with Dead Man’s Uke, Belper, Derbyshire 18th October

Really looking forward to this gig! Not only is it at my local venue, the hidden gem that is the upstairs band room at The Queen’s Head, Belper, but I’m sharing the bill with Dead Man’s Uke.
Dead Mans Uke is a stripped down ukulele and bass combo that plays blues, Americana, old and new covers and anything else they darn well please on resonator ukulele and double bass. We’ve played together at various uke festivals around the UK, and they always get the place swinging. They get their name from the uke that Tim plays, which used to belong to ukulele legend Tiny Tim!

Tickets are £7 from the venue (The Queen’s Head, 29 Chesterfield Rd. Belper DE56 1FF), or you can buy them online here…

It’s going to be a great night!

A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 2014

GNUF 2014  And wasn’t it grand! I had such an amazing time, both performing and watching the other acts (what a line-up!) It was a real privilege to be able to perform alongside some wonderful players and great to catch up with good friends.  Huge thanks to the organisers,
it was a weekend  I shan’t forget in a hurry!
And tickets are already available for next year’s festival (22nd-24th May 2015). I’ll be there!

Mainstage Mashup
On stage with all of the main stage acts. We’re playing ‘Bottle Up and Go” lead by the magnificent Del Rey.
The Grand Finale
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The brilliant Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain bringing the festival to a close, with two fabulous sets.
GNUF 2015
GNUF 2015

Phil Doleman uke / ukulele player and teacher